JAFZA offers pre-built warehouses for high quality storage and light manufacturing activities and have very high occupancy rates and are usually the starting points for industrial occupiers. These warehouses are thermally insulated purpose-built units available on a rental basis and are fitted with office space. Currently has circa 1,061 pre-built warehouses popularly referred to as Blue sheds’ and size range between 350 sq m– 650 sq m, more based on requirement.
One of the key strengths of JAFZA has been excellent logistics matrices. JAFZA is built around Jebel Ali Port which is the 6th largest container port in UAE and is served by more than 150 shipping lines which allow 90 services on weekly basis. JAFZA connectivity to Dubai’s key business districts is also another factor which benefits on various aspects, and JAFZA can also be accessed from Sheikh Zayed Road and Emirates Road (E311), the other emirates and the GGC network.
Various big names are associated with JAFZA, hosting several global companies in the freezone. In JAFZA, facility of extensive feeder services provide connection to various regional markets as well as, it is connected to regional markets through extensive road network, all totaling to the fastest lead times for the movement of goods. Several flights from DWC connect JAFZA to more than 200 destinations worldwide.
Depending on the number of shareholders and the nature of business, JAFZA offers three formation types, three types of licenses and a wide variety of license activities. Jebel Ali Free Zone also offers flexibility by welcoming a wide array of business activities. This provides two key benefits.
- Working among diversified sectors comes with great opportunities for partnership and sharing knowledge from one industry to another
- It is perfect for companies that conduct multiple business activities as JAFZA allows between 7 and 12 activities under a single trading license. It also allows to do service activities from Jebel Ali
JAFZA is also known for it’s one-stop shop nature. The freezone has several companies that help each other in terms of customs, shipping, services; there are also banking branches inside the freezone. With a number of advantages in store for any businessman, JAFZA is indeed an attractive economic zone in Dubai.
This blog is written by Ms. Heena Arora, Partner Relation Executive at Flyingcolour Business Setup, VAT and Accounting Services, Dubai. If you have any query regarding taking a warehouse on rent in JAFZA or anywhere across the UAE then please contact us at +971 4 4542366 or email us at info[at]flyingcolour[dot]com.